I wrote this post in May 2015 after attending Disney Social Media Moms where we were asked the question When did it start for you? When did your love of Disney begin? When did the magic start for you? I’ve updated it and added some Beauty and the Beast printables.
For me it all started with a girl, “with her nose stuck in a book”.
It started for me when I was 10. Awkward, not fitting in, large glasses, bad hair, braces. It was tough to be 10. And on top of it I’ve always been an introvert, long before there were words like introvert. Mostly I was just shy or quiet. I didn’t fit in. And while I always had friends I didn’t always feel like I belonged.
It was Christmas vacation and we were going to the movies, a family tradition that I loved. We went to see Beauty and the Beast. And as Belle wandered through the city with everyone mocking her in song, completely oblivious because her nose was stuck in a book. I saw myself. The girl with the Babysitter Club books stuck in her backpack. Who was much more comfortable with the characters in her novels than she was with the kids in her class. A girl who dreamed of “so much more than they’ve got planned”
And that was when it started for me. And for years those family vacations at Disney became a reprieve for me. A time where I could just be myself, where I could get lost in fantasy and magic and dreams. A time spent with friends and family who understood me. For me Disney World was where I belonged, lost somewhere between the stories in my head and fantasy land.
Live Action Beauty and the Beast Printables
My family was invited to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and we received discounted rates and tickets. I was not required to post about the experience, all thoughts and opinions are my own.